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Craving a much-needed getaway? Feeling the need to just escape it all?

Then come to Old Mac Daddy this September and enjoy our magical midweek special, which includes a FREE wine tasting and tractor ride for 2 (over 18s obviously!) at our wonderful neighbours South Hill Vineyards - a boutique wine farm and producers of some of the finest cool climate vino out there.

* This special is valid for September midweek bookings on available Airstream trailer suites only |  Tuesdays - Thursdays

R1495 per trailer suite per night ◄
► This rate if for 2 adults sharing
► Includes breakfast in the Barn for 2 ◄
► Wine tasting and tractor ride for 2 to South Hill on us ◄

So if you'd like to find our more or make a booking chat to our reservations team directly:

✉  reservations@oldmacdaddy.co.za
+27(0)21 844 0241

⚠️ Please note our Ts and Cs below

* Special not transferable nor refundable and subject to availability
* Only valid for direct bookings with our reservations team
* No third-party commissions available on specials
* Bookings to be honoured during the month of September only (not valid for future bookings)
* To claim this special you please don't forget to mention Tractor + Wine Tasting Special when making your booking

The Barn at Old Mac Daddy is our communal hub where you’ll find our always helpful, super friendly reservations team, ready to welcome you to our humble slice of paradise, nestled lovingly within the rolling hills of the Elgin Valley... Furthermore, the Barn is the location of our restaurant where farm-fresh, wholesome food is served on the daily all in good company.

Outdoor couches and seating area

When you visit you'll also find the Barn boasts several shelves’ worth of books for all guests and visitors to pick up and enjoy.

The Barn has loads of communal lounging areas, which are perfect for some downtime with a good page turner in hand.

Because some of these books have been with us for some time now, we wanted to change things up a bit.

So, we decided to start Old Mac Daddy’s Big Book Exchange. 

When you next visit Old Mac Daddy please bring your used, pre-read or likely-will-never-read books.

Then swap your book with one of ours, add yours to our shelves and take the one you like home with you.

If you visit us again thereafter, please bring the old book back and exchange it for yet another.


We’re excited to welcome you back to Old Mac Daddy!


A reminder that we’re currently open for business travel and are even able to host your business meetings, strat sessions and small conferences.

For more info and any bookings call 021 844 0241 or email reservations@oldmacdaddy.co.za

Looking for a morale-boosting company getaway? Escape the city and have your business meetings with us in Old Mac Daddy country.

Not only are we blessed with stunning views, sweeping apple orchards, vast open spaces, our own private beach and bar and quirky accommodation options, we also have a fully-equipped conference and meeting room, WiFi facilities, a delicious farm-fresh restaurant and a varied and fun menu of team-spirit-lifting activities.

Only an hour’s drive from Cape Town, nestled within the beautiful hills of the Elgin valley, Old Mac Daddy is ideally located to host unforgettable company get-togethers, like corporate meetings and strat sessions.

Need overnight accommodation thrown in the mix? We’ve got you covered!

With our artist-themed trailer suites, tented campsites and self-catering villas, there’s enough room for the whole team to stay over and enjoy the Old Mac Daddy magic.

For further details, full rates and bookings email events@oldmacdaddy.co.za

For the months of July through September we’ve got the following business packages available:

🌞 Full day use of conference room, 8-5PM
🍶 Filtered water
 Arrival tea & coffee
🥐 Mid-morning tea & coffee with freshly baked muffins
🍲 Two-course sit down lunch
🍹 Mid-afternoon tea & coffee with snack OR cocktails at our Beach Bar
🍖 Gourmet BBQ
😴 Accommodation
🍳 Breakfast including tea & coffee

🌞 Full day use of conference room, 8-5PM
🍶 Filtered water
 Arrival tea & coffee
🥐 Mid-morning tea & coffee with freshly baked muffins
🍲 Two-course sit-down lunch
🍹 Mid-afternoon tea & coffee with snack OR cocktails at our Beach Bar

🌞 Half day use of conference room, 8-1PM OR 1-5PM
🍶 Filtered water
 Arrival tea & coffee
🥐 Mid-morning/afternoon tea & coffee with freshly baked muffins
🍲 Two-course sit-down lunch


PLEASE NOTE: Strict social distancing and hygiene measures are currently in place. We can therefore only accommodate business meeting groups of up to 10 people | Ts & Cs apply | Subject to availability

For rates, further info and any bookings please email events@oldmacdaddy.co.za

To celebrate the easing of lockdown restrictions and the re-opening of Old Mac Daddy for business travel we’re bringing you a magic midweek special on all available Airstream trailer suites for the duration of July 2020.

Airstream trailer and trees
► R1695 per trailer per night ◄


• This rate accommodates 2 adult guests

• Includes breakfast and a special burger dinner for 2




Valid Mondays – Thursdays ONLY for all airstream trailer suite bookings in July


If you’re craving an escape come to Old Mac Daddy and get away from it all. We’ve got designer trailer suites, farm-fresh fare from the Barn restaurant, fun activities for all ages, beautiful Elgin valley hiking trails and all the fresh countryside air locked-down lungs can handle!

So if you’re keen to book an escape with us or find out more chat to our reservations team directly. Oh and don’t forget to mention that you saw the special on our blog

📬 reservations@oldmacdaddy.co.za
📞 +27(0)21 844 0241

Subject to availability | Ts & Cs apply

For the past 7 weeks Old Mac Daddy has been shut down due to South Africa's current coronavirus lockdown restrictions.

During this time we've managed to cook up a storm in our quarantine kitchen (see all our recipes here), attend to  the necessary maintenance concerns around the resort and improve and prepare our safety and hygiene protocols for reopening.

And while we have enjoyed and appreciated the downtime, we're certainly starting to feel the readiness and spirit to welcome you back.. as you can tell from the video below.

Godfrey, our ever-present, ever-smiling, ever-joyful head guru of fun at Daddy's Adventures, our onsite teambuilding and adventure team, is excited and ready to welcome you back to Old Mac Daddy

If you'd like to enquire about a post-lockdown Old Mac Daddy escape or adventure please contact us to find out more and make a booking:

📧 reservations@oldmacdaddy.co.za

📞+27(0)21 844 0241

During the current coronavirus quarantine measures taking place across South Africa (and indeed much of the world) a small team of Old Mac Daddy staff members has been locked down at the resort, making sure everything is kept in perfect condition to welcome everyone back... as soon as it's safe for us to do so of course!

While tending to necessary the maintenance and upkeep, the team has also been having LOADS of fun in the kitchen, whipping up some tantalizing treats and dishes many of which have included ingredients we've sourced right here in our veggie garden.

Here are 4 fine dishes out of Old Mac Daddy's Quarantine Kitchen:


Homemade chicken and spinach pie with fresh-from-the-garden spinach stem starter


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. ' . This lockdown is really bringing out the creative culinary flair in our management, who’re currently quarantining at Old Mac Daddy ‍ . Here Hulandi, our assistant GM, shows us how she made a chicken and spinach pie with a beer-battered spinach stem starter, using the spinach that was freshly picked from our veggie garden earlier today . . For the starter, keep the stems from the spinach leaves that are often just chucked in the bin . Then prepare a batter and cook as follows: . Mix 2 cups flour with your fave veggie spice . Then add half a beer or as much as is needed to create a pancake consistency batter . Dust the spinach stems with flour, dunk them in the batter and let rest for about 15 minutes... this is a great opportunity to enjoy a glass of your favourite Elgin Valley vino . Then take the battered stems and fry at high temperature until browned to perfection . Serve with a mayonnaise or any dip you like . . For the chicken pie: Take any recipe, add your fresh spinach and lots of love . . And for a vegan option omit the chicken but retain ALL the love . . We highly recommend you try this at home.. If you do make a spinach dish inspired by Hulandi’s please share and tag us @old_mac_daddy . . We’d love to see what you’re getting up to in your quarantine kitchen

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Smoked brisket with homemade Jack Daniels barbecue sauce



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. ' . Our lockdown crew at Old Mac Daddy have continued to express their culinary skills with another delicious dish, this time pipin' hot directly from the Barn smoker: . Brisket with homemade Jack Daniels barbecue sauce. . If you'd like to try something like this out for yourself during quarantine, here's chef Roy's recipe for the oh-so-smaaklik sauce: . ✅ ½ cup Jack Daniels ✅ 4 x cloves chopped fresh garlic ✅ ½ cup freshly chopped onion ✅ 2 x cups tomato sauce ✅ 1/3 cup white vinegar ✅ ¾ cup molasses ✅ ½ cup brown sugar ✅ 3 x tbsp Worcestershire sauce ✅ ½ x tbsp black pepper ✅ 1 x tsp salt . . And here's how you get your sauce going: . . Lightly fry onion and garlic for a couple of minutes. Then add the rest of ingredients. . Bring all to the boil and simmer for around 30 mins until it's all saucy and lekker. . That's it. Your homemade barbecue sauce is ready to smother atop your favourite meat, meat substitute or whatever else you'd like to try it with.. It goes with almost anything, it's just good! . . FYI: Smoked brisket regularly available at Old Mac Daddy, so if that's something you'd like to enjoy, be sure to pop on in to the Barn restaurant once we're back up and running. . . Photos and recipe by @roy_r_moore

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Oh-so-comforting butternut soup with homemade bread



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. ' The culinary adventures in Old Mac Daddy's quarantine kitchen continue. Today our lockdown crew take us through how they prepared this hearty, wholesome and heavenly roasted butternut soup with homemade bread. . . For the soup you'll need: . ✅ Some sauteed onions in a little butter (or dairy free alternative) . ✅ 2 chopped butternuts, roasted . ✅ ½ teaspoon curry (if you like curry, if you don't just leave it out) . ✅ 300 ml chicken or veggie stock . ✅ 250 ml cream (or non-dairy alternative) . . This recipe is super simple. Literally just roast the butternut and once that's ready, chuck all the ingredients in a blender, whizz it up and daarsy ‍♂️ . . Feel free to fancy it up with some freshly chopped parsley and cream as garnish. . And here's how you make the bread: . Make sure you have the following ingredients: . ✅ 4 cups brown bread flour . ✅ 1½ packets yeast . ✅ Dash of salt . ✅ 2 tablespoons sugar . ✅ 50 ml oil . ✅ 300ml (or more) lukewarm water . Then: . ✅ Mix yeast with the 300ml luke warm water . ✅ Mix all ingredients and add lukewarm yeast-water mixture little by little to form a dough . ✅ Knead the dough about 3 to 4 minutes (dough should not be too sticky) . ✅ You do not have to use all the water . ✅ Leave to rest for about 30 minutes . ✅ Punch it down (this is a really satisfying part of the process - ENJOY!) . ✅ Then add to lightly oiled bread pan and leave to rest again for about 20 minutes . ✅ Finally put in oven for. 40 minutes at 180 degrees . . For extra flavour once you remove from oven, you can rub the top of the bread with a dash of butter or vegan alternative. . . Now for the most important part: Eat.. and enjoy! . . . Photos by @roy_r_moore

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Apple season-celebratory Old Mac apple pie


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. ' # Old Mac Daddy's located right in the heart of apple country, literally surrounded by apple orchards on almost all sides. It’s therefore always exciting for us when the trees start bearing fruit… as is currently the situation . To celebrate the arrival of the sweet beauties in our Elgin valley home, our quarantine kitchen has created a special Old Mac Daddy Apple Pie recipe for you to try at home. . And we want to see your culinary creations. So, if you make an Old Mac Apple Pie please share an image or video clip of it with us & use # – Our quarantine kitchen crew will choose their favourite & the winner will win a Barn restaurant voucher to the value of R500 to be redeemed at our onsite restaurant as soon as it’s safe for us to re-open ️ . We’ll announce the winner on 30th April ‍♂️ . SO, now that we’ve got that out of the way, let’s get to the important bits. . For the pie filling: . ✅ 4 cups apples, peeled & diced . ✅ 3 cups water . ✅ 1 cup sugar . ✅ 1/3 cup corn starch . ✅ Cinnamon & nutmeg (to taste) . ✅ Pinch salt . ✅ 1 tbsp butter (or dairy-free alternative) . . When ready to begin here’s what to do: . ✅ Bring all the ingredients to a boil, by slowly adding the diced apples into the mix . ✅ Let simmer for about 40 mins, or until the apples are soft, but not mushy! . ✅ Once ready, let the appley deliciousness cool down to room temperature before putting in the fridge to marinate in its mouth-watering molecules . . Once the apple mix has finished doing its deliciousy thing here’s how to whip up that prize-winning pie: . ✅ Take some puff pastry & roll it out real good . ✅ Then put the pasty in the muffin pan & fill with pie filling . ✅ Brush with egg wash (or for a vegan alternative use 2 tbsp almond milk whisked with 1 tsp agave/maple syrup) . ✅ Bake in a pre-heated oven for about 25 mins . . En daarsy, there you have your Old Mac Apple Pie! Enjoy while they stil nicely warm with some ice cream or custard or simply grab one by the hand & munch as is

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What's next? Old Mac Daddy cookbook perhaps!